Now and again I wish to discover the state of use of electrical automobiles and what among the extra reasonably priced choices are at the moment. Again in November, it was the iconic 2011 Mitsubishi i-MiEV which, by the way in which, remains to be listed on the market.
In early 2023 although, there’s one other used EV up on the market that now takes the crown for Australia’s least expensive electrical automotive. It is a second hand silver 2012 Nissan Leaf.
It is presently listed on the market $15,000 and identical to the Mitsubishi MiEV, it is based mostly in Victoria.
The car has completed over 110,000 km however, as the vendor mentions, it will probably nonetheless rise up to 80 km of vary:
“Regardless of having a lowered battery, with 7 bars out of 12, it nonetheless gives a variety of 80 kilometers per cost, making it an excellent selection for brief journeys and metropolis driving.”
It is good to see that even earlier generations of the automotive that basically kick-started EVs in Australia, are nonetheless capable of do 80 km utilizing their 24 kWh authentic battery pack.
the inside of this Nissan appears very clear and goes to point out how well-built among the early Nissan Leaf fashions had been.
There are additionally recognized examples of upgrading the unique Nissan Leaf batteries and giving the EV a brand new life. The battery improve will be completed for a fraction of the worth it could price if completed by Nissan themselves.
Costs throughout Australia for used electrical automobiles are coming down simply as extra provide enters the market.
With extra reasonably priced new EV fashions simply across the nook, this pattern will proceed within the coming months.
The Pushed not too long ago put collectively a listing of those new lower-cost electrical autos to achieve Australia in 2023 which covers fashions such because the extremely anticipated BYD Dolphin and the MG4 electrical hatchbacks.
Because the 12 months progresses, there will likely be many extra reasonably priced EVs available on the market and the purpose of a wholesome used market will come when Australians could make the shift to an electrical automotive that is below $10,000.
Riz is the founding father of carloop based mostly in Melbourne, specializing in Australian EV information, perception studies and developments. He’s a mechanical engineer who spent the primary 7 years of his profession constructing transport infrastructure earlier than beginning carloop. He has a ardour for automobiles, significantly EVs and needs to assist cut back transport emissions in Australia. He presently drives a pink Tesla Mannequin 3.